In the Mathematics Learning Area we provide students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. We aim to instil an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematical reasoning, promote creative problem solving and to improve numerical fluency.
We ensure students are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics through embedding cooperative learning strategies as well as independent work into our programs. Digital technologies are also incorporated into lessons when beneficial to learning. We encourage students to see the relevance of this subject and to recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines.
In the Mathematics Learning Area we have a strong team of teachers who believe that all students are capable of achieving in this subject provided they apply appropriate effort. Mistakes are viewed as learning opportunities and we recognise the right that each person has to feel valued and safe.
We encourage students to compete in the Australian Mathematics Competition held each year in July/August. For students with a particular interest and/or aptitude for Mathematics we run a Talented Mathematicians program in Year 10.